We used to float the Courtois every weekend back in the 70's and catch stringers full of fish. Back then there were only aluminum canoes on the water and a whole lot less people.
It's a parade of idiots now.
"It's a parade of idiots now."
Bloody Tourists! :embarassed:
I never went to the Buffalo because of crowds, did go see elk one time in the fall. I fish the Little Red or the White rivers when I ever get a chance.
White river is legend for the Trout.
Thanks Waffletop.....boy o boy does that bring back some great memories!!! I first floated the Current as a Boy Scout and fell in love with the river. In later years a buddy of mine and I floated and fished the Current for small mouth bass on a regular basis. I was also a member of a Caving Organization (National Speleological Society) that mapped out unexplored caves in Missouri for the state, and a fair number of those caves were in the vicinity of the Current River. I need to put that on my bucket list......have not been there in many, many years!!!! Fond memories of the great outdoors!
Those old wooden john boats were so cool. They were long gone by time I started floating as well as the expedition services. Nothing like a multi day float with over-nighters on a gravel bar.
I've spent many nights on Ozark streams.